The ACC is the power conference when it comes to basketball. They are almost to basketball what the SEC is to football. That is to say that they are the dominating force. You do not want to mess with the ACC when it comes to basketball. Not only are their teams extremely talented, but the money they rack in from the sport is unbelievable. It is literally the lifeblood of certain pockets of the region.
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The Atlantic Coast Conference is a league that promotes collegiate sports for students. The ACC Commissioner consist of one person who is responsible for the development and expansion of championship venues. ESPN covers a lot of the championship games that are a part of the ACC. CBS Sports College Network also covers the championship games. Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of sports. Both men and women have opportunities in sports such as tennis, basketball, volleyball and swimming. You will also find Read the rest of this entry »
On July 1, 2014, the ACC will officially add the University of Louisville as a full-fledged conference member, bringing the conference’s membership total to fifteen. On the same date, Maryland will officially leave the conference to join the Big Ten. Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse will join the ACC as full-fledged members (with Notre Dame’s football program playing a limited schedule) on July 1, 2013. Once this realignment is completed, the conference’s borders will range from Boston to Miami along the Eastern Seaboard and westward from eastern North Carolina to Kentucky.
The Atlantic Coast Conference was founded in 1953 as a collegiate athletic league. It is located in Greensboro, North Carolina and is known as the South Atlantic States. The league is a partner of CBS College Sports Network, Inc. and associated with NCAA. The league features tennis, basketball and baseball teams. The goal is to maximize athletic opportunities for students who want to participate in sports. Collegiate athletics who participate within the ACC has enjoyed over 105 national championships. These include 56 championships in women’s sports and 49 wins Read the rest of this entry »
After 54 seasons in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the University of Maryland and their administrative body has chosen to leave for the Big Ten Conference. Reactions have been both good and bad for Maryland, and if given the choice, UM most likely would’ve stayed in the ACC. The business of finance simply wouldn’t allow for that to happen, as a mound of debt piled up for an athletic department whose two premier programs-football and basketball are no longer considered top-tier programs in either sport.
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Duke’s Christian Laettner played a key role on two national championship teams, and is (to date) the only player to have started in four consecutive Final Fours, in addition to being the NCAA Tournament’s all-time leading scorer. His miraculous buzzer-beater versus Kentucky in the 1992 East Regional final stands as one of the most dramatic moments in college basketball history. Michael Jordan’s legend began when he sank the game-winning basket for North Carolina in the 1982 NCAA Championship game. From there, he went on to win six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls, won ten NBA scoring titles, and is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all-time. N.C. State’s David Thompson led the Wolfpack to a 79-7 W-L mark during his three seasons, including a national championship in 1974. Nicknamed “Skywalker,” Thompson took advantage of his incredible leaping ability to popularize the “alley-oop” pass. Thompson went on to a celebrated NBA career that earned him selection to the Hall of Fame in 1996. 7’4 Ralph Sampson of Virginia was one of the most athletic 7-footers to ever play the game. A three-time College Player of the Year, NBA Rookie of the Year and four-time NBA All-Star, Sampson teamed up with Akeem Olajuwon with Houston to form the NBA’s “Twin Towers.” Sampson was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012. Although he entered Wake Forest as a “project, view website,” by the time Tim Duncan graduated, he held nearly every Demon Deacon rebounding and blocked shots record and was the No. 1 selection in the 1997 NBA Draft. Still active, Duncan has led San Antonio to four NBA titles and has been named league MVP twice.